Nantucket Memorial Airport
|Nantucket Memorial Airport|
|IATA: ACK – ICAO: KACK – FAA LID: ACK|
|Owner||Town of Nantucket|
|Operator||Nantucket Memorial Airport Commission|
|Hub for||Cape Air
|Elevation AMSL||48 ft / 15 m|
Nantucket Memorial Airport (IATA: ACK, ICAO: KACK, FAA LID: ACK) is a public airport on the south side of the island of Nantucket in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The airport is owned by the Town of Nantucket and is located three miles (5 km) southeast of the town. It is the second-busiest airport in the state, after Logan International Airport.
- Runway 6/24: 6,303 ft × 150 ft (1,921 m × 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
- Runway 12/30: 2,696 ft × 50 ft (822 m × 15 m), Surface: Asphalt
- Runway 15/33: 4,000 ft × 100 ft (1,219 m × 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2006, the airport had 163,810 aircraft operations, an average of 448 per day: 74% air taxi, 26% general aviation, <1% scheduled commercial and military. In 2006, there were 33 aircraft based at this airport: 48% single engine, 48% multi-engine and 2% helicopters.
In the late 1930s, a man named Holm began allowing the Town of Nantucket to use fields on his property as an airfield. Holm's farmhouse, located at the intersection of Old South and Nobadeer Farm Roads, is still standing today, although airport buildings have been built around the farmhouse.
During World War II, the U.S. Navy took control of the airport and operated it as Naval Auxiliary Air Facility Nantucket. The Navy constructed temporary bunkers and buildings, of which the buildings were torn down after the war. The bunkers, which were constructed using concrete and steel, are currently used for airport storage.
Terminal and facilities
In 2009, the terminal was updated with an upgrade of the previous 12,000 square feet (1,100 m2) and an expansion of 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2) at a cost of approximately $29 million. A major goal of the expansion was to increase the capacity of the terminal substantially over the original 1950s facility. Another goal was to segregate air-taxi passengers, who do not require security screening, from airline passengers, who do.
The airport apron for commercial aircraft has eight parking stands for Cessna 402 aircraft mainly operated by Cape Air and Nantucket Airlines and to a lesser extent from Island Airlines. These parking locations are also utilized by Island Airlines' Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft, which are beginning to replace the airline's Cessna 402s. There are also four larger parking stands for the JetBlue E190, US Airways CRJ-200, Delta CRJ-200 and United Dash 8 Q-200 aircraft. More stands are available if needed. Most of the parking is reserved for general aviation aircraft.
Airlines and destinations
|American Eagle||Seasonal: New York–LaGuardia, Washington–National|
|Cape Air||Boston, Hyannis, Martha's Vineyard, New Bedford|
|Delta Connection||Seasonal: New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia|
|JetBlue Airways||Seasonal: Boston, New York–JFK, Washington–National|
|Nantucket Airlines||Hyannis, New Bedford|
|Reliant Air||Seasonal: Danbury, White Plains|
|Tradewind Aviation||Seasonal: Teterboro, White Plains|
|United Express||Seasonal: Newark|
Up through the 1990s, a variety of other carriers served the airport, some of which used jet airliners as large as McDonnell Douglas DC-9s. These included such major carriers as American Airlines and Continental Airlines. Business Express, a Delta Air Lines' Connection air carrier, also operated seasonal jet flights into Nantucket utilizing British Aerospace BAe 146-200 aircraft.
|1||Hyannis, Massachusetts||50,000||Cape Air, Nantucket Airlines|
|2||Boston, Massachusetts||37,000||Cape Air, JetBlue|
|3||New York–JFK, New York||33,000||Delta Connection, JetBlue|
|4||Washington–National, D.C.||9,000||American Eagle/US Airways Express|
|5||New Bedford, Massachusetts||6,000||Cape Air, Nantucket Airlines|
|6||White Plains, New York||4,000||Cape Air|
|7||Newark, New Jersey||4,000||United Express|
|8||Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts||2,000||Cape Air|
|9||Providence, Rhode Island||1,000||Cape Air|
|10||Morristown, New Jersey||N/A||Ultimate Air Shuttle|
- FAA Airport Master Record for ACK ( PDF), retrieved 2007-03-15
- Nantucket Master Airport Plan, Chapter 3. Accessed May 4, 2014
- Gerber, Greg (September–October 2009). "Nantucket Memorial Expands & Modernizes Without Losing Island Charm". Airport Improvement Magazine. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
- "Nantucket, MA: Nantucket Memorial (ACK)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. May 2011. Retrieved June 2016.
- Nantucket Memorial Airport (official site)
- The meaning of "ACK"
- (PDF), effective July 21, 2016
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